Clean water

You Brought Clean Water to the Dominican Republic!

By the end of this month, COTN–Dominican Republic will be completely water secure!

Dorothy Tells You What Clean Water Means to Her Village

Fourteen-year-old Dorothy is all too used to skipping school. Before a well was installed near her home in Chirombo, Malawi, she and the other girls in her village spent the majority of their time fetching water for their homes.

Celebrating One Year of Clean Water in Sierra Leone

It was the dry season in Sierra Leone, which meant that everything involving water— bathing, washing clothes, cooking, and even drinking—was difficult for Mamie. 

Dominicans Lead the Charge toward Clean Water

Dave Thomas watches proudly as Yelin, a young man who grew up in Children of the Nations' (COTN) child sponsorship program in the village of Altagracia, Dominican Republic, sets up the water purification system. Dave, an expert in clean water systems, has been training Yelin on how to use this one. Yelin pours one small cup of salt into a long tube of water and sends an electric charge through the water using a large battery.

A Day in the Life of a Ugandan Child

The day begins early for Guido, as it does for most children living in the Ugandan village of Anai-Okii.  He gets up at 6 a.m. to fetch water for the morning. Guido is blessed—because of partners like you who helped build a well right in his village.  He doesn't have to go far, and the water he draws is fresh and safe to drink. 

How You Brought Clean Water to a Malawian Village

Getting sick is a scary thing in the remote village of Chirombo, which is far from any hospitals or doctors.  And because the main water source used to be shallow wells along the river, twelve-year-old Telina was sick a lot. Telina says stomachaches, diarrhea, skin rashes, and tapeworms were part of daily life for her.  She hated being sick, especially because it caused her to miss school.  

Syndicate content